Feb 10, 2013 8:00pm PST
. but on friday an asteroid is going to come really close to earth. but as carl azuz explains nasa says there's nothing to worry about. asteroid 2012 da14 is about half the size of a football field, and it's headed right for us, or right near us, but before you start worrying about this. >> it's a meteor shower. >> reporter: know that nasa says this: >> the close approach of this object 2012 da14 on february 15th in nothing to worry about. its orbit is very well known, we know exactly where it's going to go, and it cannot heat the earth. >> reporter: with concerns about the end of the world put to rest, lets check out some science on this bad boy. first of, the asteroid is cruising along its 17,455 miles per hour. that's fast. but not as fast as rockets have to go in order to escape earth gravity and get in the space. speaking of gravity, it's going to give the asteroid a little extra pull as it passes by. so, as this thing is closer to earth, it's actually going to get faster. just how close is da14 going to get when it passes by on february 15th? more than 17,000 miles away from the planet.
Feb 14, 2013 7:00am PST
as a large asteroid makes it very close trip pass the art. these are nasa radar images and illustrations of * d a 14. the 150 m diameter rocks is going to pass so close to earth, that it will be even closer than some satellites! nasa says that it will be the best opportunity " never " to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about astroid past predictions. no need to worry, though, nasa scientists say that it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say and ask for this size would cause an expulsion equivalent to 82 and a half megaton bomb. we will be right back. >> here are the afternoon highs. is going to be a nice day. it will be 69 degrees impala alto. fairfield will be popping out at 70 degrees. bridgman will be at 67 degrees. it will be 71 degrees for santa rosa. your kron 47 day around the bay highlights that warmer weather will be for the weekend and we may see some light rain as we head into next tuesday and wednesday. >> we're not tracking any hot spots but here is your bridge to check. the drive times are still from 18 to 20 minutes. the san mateo bri
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
to earth. this is video of nasa tracking the asteroid as it moves across the sky -- it is about the size of a football field. at its closest point, the asteroid, which is named 20-12 d-a-14, was just more than 17-thousand miles above the earth's surface. that's lower than some satellites. and while it's too far away to see with naked eye -- there is at least one spot you can go to check it out tonight. we'll show you where -- coming up at 5:30 will you could certainly see the sun out there for today is shining brightly. warm temperatures around the bay area. it is in the '70s in many locations. san francisco not a cloud in the sky. temperatures in san francisco at 70 degrees. low '70's in a lot of places. '70s for a sunnyvale and san jose. 75 degrees in oakland. absolutely beautiful day today. it's going to hang out for most of the weekend. in the meantime look for clear skies tonight. a little bit of patchy fog and a warm day tomorrow but another warm day look for highs in the '70s. things will be pulled down in san francisco but still a warm day. and a few minutes will share next week.
Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
and it will be to bright out, but nasa is planning on streaming video of the flyby over the internet. da 14 is expected to pass by the earth friday morning around 11:30am pacific time. in the newsroom, charles clifford kron 4 news no audio... >> pam: take a look at this! a massive pillow fight breaks out in the middle of san francisco. it's an annual valentine's day tradition. hundreds of people gathered at justin herman plaza on market street. all to hit one another with pillows. this is not technically a city - sanctioned event, but this will be the 8th year in a row it has happened. last year's clean - up cost the city thousands of dollars. now let's get back over to anny. >> overnight, we're expecting clear skies and if minimal fog no problems for your morning commute. it will still be warm. the weekend will look cooler. by sunday but that showers will be there for next week. 52 degrees in oakland. 40's in santa rosa, and the north bay. temperatures will be in the lower 50s as we get toward around 70 degrees. here is a look at the satellite & radar. that offshore flow with the western wind from lan
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. >> pam: nasa's shuttle program is gone, but satellites are still blasting off into space. the latest one took off this afternoon from vandenberg air force base in california. it's expected to provide nasa and the u-s geological survey with pictures of the earth's surface for the next 40 years. the images collected can be used to assist in urban planning, disaster recovery and help monitor water and you're on timeout leo! back. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. some things won't last 25 years. ah! woof! some things will. ♪ (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> reporter: the average price is $3.99. that is up nearly 37¢. some of the reasons i found out our refinery shutdown and the switch over to the summer blend. the prices could continue to climb for the month of february and stabilize for the month of march. >> in san jose, copper wire thieves are becoming more brazen. with nearly $4 per pound. this is contributing to a year regular traffic patterns.
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
>> astronomers will be glued to a large asteroid makes a very close trip past earth! these are nasa radar images and illustrations of the asteroid. the 150-meter diameter rock is going to pass so close to earth, it will be even closer than some satellites! no need to worry, though; nasa scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say an asteroid this size would cause an explosion equivalent to a two-and-a-half megaton bomb. >> coming up your complete sports... the bay area market ranked only 28th in super bowl television ratings despite the 49ers participation. have the giants. with two world series titles in three years. passed up the 49ers as the number-one team in the bay area? speaking of the giants. spring training is here and there will be a lot of eyes on the progress of tim lincecum. who had a subpar regular season but was great out of the bullpen in the postseason. will he ever regain his old form as a starter? and if not could a relief role. possibly as a closer. be in his future? third baseman pablo sandoval was obviously fantastic in the world series. but. like l
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
to close at, it will be closer than some satellites. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by an object so large, and learn more about the asteroid have a prediction. the need to worry though, as the scientists say it will definitely not hit the globe. astronomers say the asteroid this size would cause an explosive equivalent to two and a half ton megaton bomb. >> we are back at 6:45 a.m. and authorities have all arrested the 45 year-old santa clara man for having explosives in his home. police say was a threat against a state senator at leland yee. the bomb squad detonated some of the explosives. the chp will blow up the rest of the close of this morning. a young man was shot on a campus at school and san leandro. investigators are now at that school looking for clues. they will be there for awhile, classes' have been cancelled today. this is the first homicide of the year for the lme that sheriff's office. olympic sprinter oscar the store has been charged with the murder of his third year-old girlfriend was shot dead in his home in south africa. pol
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
million mission is managed by nasa and the u.s. geological survey. >> similolorlar energy >> consider some of the claim is available, but makers of solar panels are dealing with had asa hazardous waste problem. >> state records show that 44 manufacturing facilities in california produced 46.5 million lbs. of hazardous waste from 2007 to the first half of 2011. roughly 97 percent of it was taken to in-state waste still is, but more than 1.4 million lbs. was transported out of state. >> the number of cases of asthma in children is on the rise across them cross country. nearly one in 10 children now suffer from the disease. here in the bay area so the highest concentrations of as much are the same areas where pollution concerns are the highest. in alameda county, the as my escalation rate is nearly twice the state average and the third highest in california. >> three people were killed in a helicopter crash while filming for discovery channel show a loss angeles county. it happened early yesterday at polsa rows of red and city of acton. >> authorities say all three people died aboard the heli
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
east of los angeles. his remains were identified during an autopsy through dental records. >> nasa says an asteroid half the size of a football field will whiz by, close to the earth today. >> inside to say, while there is no cause for concern, it will pass by a remarkably close the distance. around 17,000 mi. or 27,000 kiloliters. tom foreman explains a close call. >> where is this asteroid going to be. it is going to shoot out of the sky and cut right through the top of the satellite built at about 17,000 mi.. is that dangerous? not really. in part because the size of this. the official name is 2012 the a 14. it can travel 18,000 mi. an hour. if it were to hit earth it would have a huge explosion. that would not be enough to harm the turf unless it hit a populated place. it will knock down trees and destroyed areas and several hundred miles. scientists have been tracking it for more than 2 million mi.. they say it will not hit the earth and ms. even though it is a close call. >> tonight at 7 the juchab ot space and science center will hold an asteroid during party for the 2012 da -14